Currently Watching; The K2 (더 케이투)


Ji Chang Wook is back with more action but maybe for the last time.

Kim Je Ha (Ji Chang Wook) is a former mercenary. Years ago he met a woman on the subway who was on the run. Now that he is hired as a bodyguard by Choi Yoo Jin (Song Yoon Ah), the scheming wife of a presidential candidate, he meets the same mysterious woman again.

Je Ha, or K2, is a man of action. He doesn’t hesitate to fight or help those in need but firstly he looks after himself. He is a master fighter and a loner. Even though he is lonely, he prefers to be alone.

But what would a drama male lead be if they didn’t have some sort of emotional baggage? Je Ha suffers from PTSD. After he lost his love he can’t kill people anymore. He becomes short of breath and staggers to the floor. That doesn’t stop him from fighting though.

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An Na (Yoona from Girls’ Generation) is the hidden daughter of Jang Se Joon, a presidential candidate. Because she isn’t the daughter of him and his wife, she has been hidden from the world her whole life.

She too is lonely in her own world. She suffers from severe social phobia and a panic disorder. She is afraid of bright and flickering lights and they can cause her to have short-term amnesia. She hates meeting outsiders and people in general. She doesn’t do anything during the day and at night she only walks around the house she is being kept captive in.

Ji Chang Wook Comes To YoonA’s Rescue In “The K2” Stills

She first met Je Ha while she was trying to escape. She begged for his help but in the end he wasn’t able to help her.

Jang Se Joon (Jo Sung Ha) is the father of An Na. He’s a shameless politician who uses his good oral skills to fool the people and is a popular candidate for presidency.

In reality he is controlled by his wife and her schemes.

Choi Yoo Jin (Song Yoon Ah) is the powerful daughter of a chaebol. She is also a master of acting in front of the camera. She is thought of as the ideal wife who loves her husband and only lives to support him in his career. In reality she is power-hungry and manipulating. She holds everyone’s lives in her hands and manipulates the media and people to her own gain.

We’re four episodes into the drama and so far I am not convinced whether The K2 can offer something more than just action scenes and Ji Chang Wook.

This drama has potential but so far it’s hidden by the lack of plot development. They are only relying on action and the politics get boring. We haven’t gotten anywhere in the relationships and Je Ha and An Na; they haven’t met in person in the present. However, the cliff hanger of episode four promises a meeting and development to the plot so I’m not giving up hope yet.


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